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with senator john kerry visiting this very spot, this very ground to pay respects to those that died here and crimea where we have correspondents and we'll get to all of that in the hour ahead. but i first want to set the keen here in the square. give you a sense of where we are. right now, we are on the edge of the independence square, one of the several roads that actually leads to the square. this is the first checkpoint, the first block aid that's still in effect. as we mentioned last night, protesters are still camping out here. you can see about a half dozen of them right here huddled before a fire trying to stay warm against the cold night air. it is about 3:00 a.m. here on wednesday morning. they are here because they refuse to leave until they say they see changes in the new interim government here in ukraine. the old president fled. you know that. he's now in russia. there's a new government here in power but until the protesters see the changes that they bled for and died for, they say they're going to stay here to continue to put pressure on and all the barricades are up. you
, secretary of state kerry toured independence square, the site of so much bloodshed just last month and paid his respects at shrine for those killed in the protests. after meeting with ukraine's new leaders he turned to russia. >> it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia's talked about russian speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> while the u.s. is preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions, kerry made clear a military option is not on the table. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> vladimir putin, who's been largely silent since troops began taking over crimea denied that forces from russia were even in crimea. >> translator: they were local self-defense teams. let me make my question more specific. did we participate in training those teams? >> translator: no. we did not. >> at least for today, president obama seemed to get the last word. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international la
. >> secretary of state john kerry will be on the ground here in ukraine in kiev later on today. expected to depart shortly from andrews air force base. we'll bring you that departure as it happens, i want to go to jim acosta at the white house. what is the latest in terms of diplomatic efforts on the u.s. front? >> president obama met with his national security advisers earlier this evening, they're not really looking at military options, at least according to what the white house is saying. they're focused on what can be done economically and diplomatically, you heard this talk over the weekend that u.s. and allies won't go to the g-8 summit this summer in russia. the u.s. is cancelling all military engagements that it has with the russians, that's a new step that took place this evening. you mentioned that secretary of state john kerry is heading over to kiev to talk about financial assistance that he is brings promises of from the united states and hopefully according to this white house from european allies, but the president believes that the world is on his side, not vladimir putin
to this counter message that's come from administration officials today. you heard it from chuck hagel, john kerry, saying very publicly and very sternly, don't do anything that can be misinterpreted. don't go into the country. but it's interesting. do they trust putin? that's a question. john kerry was asked that question today. and his answer was very interesting. he said, listen, he has made these assurances. and in kerry's words those assurances have quote some value. it's not exactly a winning endorsement of the trust that u.s. officials have in president putin. >> what about ukraine's ousted president? he's still whereabouts unknown, right? >> reporter: that's right. he is. but he's made plans to have a press conference tomorrow in russia. and russian state media is reporting that he is in fact already in russia. you know there's been an arrest warrant issued for him in ukraine, russian state media saying that russia has accepted his request for security. but this is something else that john kerry referred to today. he said that vice president biden has tried to reach him for over the last 1
. >>> kerry kennedy was acquitted of charges of driving under the influence of a drug. the 54-year-old daughter of the late senator robert f. kennedy was charged with driving while impaired after swerving off the road and into into a tractor trailer. >>> actor philip seymour hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepine and amphetamines. the new york medical examiner's office released its findings today ruling the death an accident. >>> a house next door to spike lee's former home in brooklyn was vandalized just days after the director made a profanity-laced critique of gentrification. someone spray painted do the right thing on the building's facade and broke the glass on the door. "do the right thing" was the name of spike lee's film. >>> a coroner had pro nowed this man dead at his home. his heart started beating again. now he's in a hospital. >> so bizarre. crazy. susan, thanks very much. jau. >>> jason collins is making history as the first openly gay player in the nba. up next a cnn exclusive he opens up about how his week back has been and
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